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  • Discussion Focuses on White House Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions at the White House

    Former White House staffers and presidential transition team officials discussed events leading up to an inauguration, how the incoming First Family prepares to move into the White House…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    Former White House officials and scholars talked about the presidential transition. Speakers included Joshua Bolten, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush; Lisa Brown, former…

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  • Former White House Chiefs of Staff Discuss White House Transitions
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    Presidential Transition Conference, Part 1

    Panelists talked about White House transitions. Participants included officials who have helped to plan the past few White House and federal agency transitions, including former White House…

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  • After Words with Martha Kumar
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    After Words with Martha Kumar

    Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power, in which she looks at presidential transitions. Professor…

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  • Washington Journal Martha Kumar on Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    Martha Kumar talked about what is involved in a presidential transfer of power. President Obama recently announced the formation of a first-of-its-kind council to assist with his…

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  • Discussion on the Legacy of President George W Bush
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    Presidential Legacy of George W. Bush

    Authors and academics talked about the legacy of the George W. Bush administration. They focused on the former president’s ideology and the role of his vice president, Dick Cheney, in…

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  • Discussion on Recent First Ladies
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    White House Perspectives on Recent First Ladies

    Former White House staff members talked about the roles of the first lady of the United States. They told stories of their experiences with various first ladies.*Topics included state dinners, administration…

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  • Presidents and the Press
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    Presidents and the Press

    Professor Martha Joynt Kumar talked about presidents and their relationships with the press, focusing on the ways the White House press corps and coverage of presidents have evolved from the mid-19th century into…

    268 views
  • Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association
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    Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association

    Journalists and historians talked about the evolution of the White House Correspondents' Association, which marked its centennial in 2014. The organization was founded in 1914 after…

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  • The Presidential Message
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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Students from…

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  • Washington Classroom with Martha Kumar
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    Washington Classroom with Martha Kumar

    Towson University Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book, Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation. She also responded to questions from students…

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  • The Kennedy White House and the Press
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    The Kennedy White House and the Press

    A panel discussion was held on President Kennedy’s relationship with the press. The event was held in the State Department auditorium where President Kennedy held the first regularly…

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  • Coolidge Administration Communications and Tax Policy
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    Coolidge Administration Communications and Tax Policy

    A panel discussion was held on the communications and tax policies of President Calvin Coolidge. This was the closing panel at the 50th Anniversary of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial…

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  • Press and the Presidency
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    Press and the Presidency

    Martha Kumar talked about the press and the presidency.

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  • Presidential Libraries Symposium
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    Presidential Libraries Symposium

    Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding, current…

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  • Presidential Libraries
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    Presidential Libraries

    Two congressional committees held a joint hearing focusing on the mission and future of the nation’s presidential libraries. They reviewed the relationship between the federal government and the…

    241 views
  • State of the Union Address Program
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    State of the Union Address Program

    President Obama gave his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. C-SPAN coverage of the event included interviews with journalists, members of Congress, and others prior…

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  • Press and the Presidency
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    Press and the Presidency

    Martha Kumar talked about the press and the presidency. Students from the University of Denver, George Mason University, and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed…

    91 views
  • White House Transition Project
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    White House Transition Project

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to “change the way Washington…

    153 views
  • White House Press Secretaries
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    White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries for Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton talked about what the job was like and speculated on whether it would be harder in today’s digital age of 24/7 news coverage and…

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